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spinal stenosis and nerve entrapment??

hello,im new here..stumbled across this website in DESPRITE need of answers..i am 38 yrs old that has had multiable pelvic surgeries one was a hysterctomy 9yrs ago. for endometreosis

for a few yrs my back and leg have been HURTING and going numb...i blew it off and attributed it to my GYN problmes!! back in 2011 i had surgery for gyn problems none was found..just a small cyst..so fast forward to aug of 2012 my foot 'exploded" NOT really ,but it swelled up 3xs the size over a peroid of a few hours..it HURT and thobed so bad!! it felt like i was walking on a golf ball?? i waited a few days went to my dr. he ordered a xray of my back,leg and foot...said i have spinal stenosis and degerative disk desiease. wanted me to see a specilaist and like a MORON i did NOT! :( since then my foot STILL hurts..throbbs,gets HOT then COLD ,it tingles and goes COMPLETLY NUMB.. feels like its always asleep. my thigh BURNS alot!!!
when i sit for any length of time its like torchure for both my leg,foot and pelvic area especailly the vagina..:(
now in nov,2012 my abdomen 'exploded"??? not really just felt like it did!! the pain was HORRIFIC!! i of course attributed it to endometreosis and cysts again!..as the day went on, my pelvic area HURT SO BAD i could barley breath..then at the end of the day i developed what felt like a yeast infection..well fast forward to 6 months later and EVERY OBGYN test known has been done,all negitive..my girl parts hurt,feels like there is something stuck in there like a BALL?? feels so raw and it BURNS ,especially after i urinate and wipe!!..when i urinate it feels like my bladder is a ballon and the urine is being released out of it slowly and it HURTS alot of pressure!! there is a ODD vaginal discharge that is NOT OBGYN related! believe me i had every single test done in 6 months!!!! EVERY TEST!!! even HIV! all negitive!!!! i even had surgery with a uyrgyn and endometreosis specialist all was GOOD excet my appendix was stuck to my ovary with scar tissue..
my question is could the spinal stenosis and disk problem be causing this vaginal issue?? and foot problem??? are the 2 connected??? im getting scared,because now my right hand is starting to tingle and HURT!! like its 'tight' in the forarm?? i think for the last 6 months i have been going to the wrong drs?? i have had obgyn problmes for 17yrs and i ALWAYS think my pelvic area is gyn problmes..please any info would be great as im new to this..i have made an appt with a spine dr next week.im PRAYING so hard that they can find out whats wrong with me..
before this happened i was a gym loving zumba queen!! i went 6 days a week and LOVED it!! i miss being able to walk normal..my lady parts are so painful i want to cry most of the day..
sorry if this was long i tried to sum it up..it's been A LONG LONG 6 MONTHS!!! :(
oh and my body tempture is NOT normal...i feel like i have a fever,then chills?? it's homonal i had my hormones tested 1 one ovary is doing fine..its not diabetese either..was tested for that!!!
please any one out there can you help me..thank you!!!
god only gives you as much as you can handle!


  • Ineedofanswers,

    Yes, your spinal stenosis can cause the problems you have describe, the nerves going through our spines are all connected to other areas including female parts. It sounds to me like you are in need of MRIs possibly on your at least your c and l spine as you have talked about problems that stem from these areas. I hope you can find out what is needed to get you some relief.

  • thank you!! i have an appt this thursday..i got a copy of my xray that my GP took..im hoping they do an MRI and find out what ever this is and point me in the right direction! i have been going to OBGYNS almost weekly with no answers!!! :(
    god only gives you as much as you can handle!
  • Did you get checked for something called an enterocele, rectocele, or a cystocele? These things can cause problems you have described vaginally.

    Please "Google" cystocele etc and see for yourself whether this applies to you.

    I have had many spinal surgeries for lumbar issues and recently found out that my neck is in trouble with severe spinal stenosis which is causing leg and foot problems - I had no idea to look at the neck thinking my pain was related to my lower spine. I am glad that a neurologist suggested a neck MRI.

    You may also want to see a neurologist for a complete neurological checkup. They can usually pin point whether your health issues are all related or individual problems.

    Do not wait to see if these problems subside.
  • yes,i actually had a rectocele and it was prepared in 05. when i had my surgery earlier this month.it was done by a uyrogyn.that is trained in all prolaps and said i have no kind of prolaps ..so thats why im being refered to a spine specialist later this week to see if they can figure this out.
    god only gives you as much as you can handle!
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